One of the joys of living in Israel is the fact that the calendar is Jewish. You don't need to take special vacation days from work in order to celebrate Rosh HaShana or Yom Kippur (or the other religious holidays either).
In addition, in most places of employment, you receive two gifts a year from your employer - once before Rosh HaShana and once before Passover. These are called "shai l'chag" in Hebrew.
This year Westbankpapa came home from his hi-tech job with....wait for it....gourmet chocolates! These were as delicious to eat as they were to look at. A bottle of chocolate liquer was included. Now I can pretend to be Julia Child while cooking - but instead of drinking red wine I can indulge in some very good brown stuff....I'll let you know if my recipes come out the same, or perhaps even better...
A happy, healthy, and sweet new year to all of my readers